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August 9, 2011 / David Bleeker

Trojan Laden Firefox Update Lurking in the Wild

Scammers are circulating a fake Firefox email which claims to contain an update to the web browser but installs a password stealing Trojan instead.

According to a post on security firm Sophos’ Naked Security blog, the email claims to be from the open source web browser makers. For those who don’t know, the Firfox web browser updates itself automatically.

“Although we see some very sneaky social engineering tricks used by scammers and cybercriminals on occasions, designed to trick users into making unwise decisions, we also see some very basic attempts at online crime,” Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, wrote on the blog.

The company advised users not to click on links in emails that they receive from unknown sources. [read more]


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